YouTube Updates Mobile Site for iPhone, other Smartphones

YouTube announced a new version of its mobile Web site on Thursday that’s better optimized for Apple’s iPhone and other smartphone devices.

The updated video viewing interface sports bigger touch elements designed to be easier to tap with your finger, includes search suggestions, the ability to build playlists, support for tagging favorite videos, and more. YouTube is still supporting H.264 encoded videos, too, for playback on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV.

The company is also touting the fact that it can roll out new updates to its Web interface faster than native app developers can.

iPhone and other smartphone users can check out the available videos at the YouTube mobile Web site.